Liverpool were temporarily given a boost Friday night with the news that star winger Kingsley Coman had limped off the field during Bayern Munich’s 3-2 victory against Augsburg, but it has emerged Saturday morning that the Frenchman will be ready for the first leg on Tuesday evening.
Head coach Niko Kovac’s comments in the immediate aftermath of the result suggested he would be without the 22-year-old Parisian, who bagged a brace in the prime-time Bundesliga fixture.
However, Bayern’s medical staff have determined that the ailment is not as severe as first thought.
A statement from the club website (relayed by Goal) reads:
It was the 90th minute in Augsburg when Kingsley Coman left the field after a duel.
After an in-depth investigation by the medical department of Bayern on Saturday morning, it’s luckily all-clear. The Frenchman is thus an option for the first knockout round first leg of the Champions League at Liverpool on Tuesday.
The Bavarians will be thankful of Coman’s availability ahead of their trip to Anfield, which is sure to be lit up with typical European expectation.